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The General Department of Vietnam Customs said that Vietnam's import and export revenue reached over US$361.5 billion from the beginning of the year to September 15, with a record trade surplus of nearly US$14.5 billion.
Most economic and financial indicators keep demonstrating Vietnam's resilience according to a report on Vietnam's macroeconomic by the World Bank.
Foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows in Vietnam will soon recover after the Covid-19 pandemic is controlled, according to Takeo Nakajima, the Chief Representative of the Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO) in Hanoi.
This new requirement came from Hanoi's steering committee for Covid-19 prevention and control on Friday.
According to the General Statistics Office, Vietnamese import-export turnover is estimated at US$336.32 billion in the first eight months. This is an annual reduction of 0.3%.
Recently, the health sector in Vietnam's central provinces has received good news with dozens of Covid-19 to be successfully treated.
According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Vietnam's farming exports in the first eight months of 2020 have been estimated at US$26.1 billion, down 0.9% over the same period of 2019.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development said that Vietnamese agro-fisheries sector achieved a trade surplus of approximately US$6.2 billion during the first eight months of the year, representing an annual increase of 4.9%.
Despite the economic stagnation and border closures, under the impact of Covid-19, Thailand is the largest exporter of ASEAN in terms of fresh refrigerated vegetables, while being 14th in the world.
The General Department of Customs said that the first seven months of 2020 witnessed Vietnam's export of transport vehicles and spare parts to Japan reach US$1.2 billion, accounting for 28% of Vietnam's overall export turnover of this commodity group, according to the General Department of Customs.
The Ministry of Planning and Investment, Vietnam attracted USD Vietnam attracted US$19.54 billion worth of FDI as of August 20, down 13.7% year-on-year.
Hanoi plans to provide free wifi at major tourists sites in four districts and one town.
From August 21 to 25, over 2,198 foreigners living in Son Tra district were tested for Covid-19.
The rice products of Vinaseed - a member of the Pan group - now have access to the rice products of Vinaseed - a member of the Pan Group - now have access to the priority lane when enterring the European markets, opening the doors to the global supply chains.
Merger and acquisition (M&A) between domestic and foreign pharmaceutical companies could be seen in both production and distribution activities.
After investing US$1 billion into a local factory, Intel will keep investing in Vietnam according to Kim Huat Ooi, vice president and general director of Intel Products Vietnam Co., Ltd., at the Ho Chi Minh City - US Business Forum on August 25.
Th first seven months of 2020 witnessed Vietnam's ceramic and porcelain exports to the US take the lead in turnover, accounting for 20% of the country’s total exports, a year-on-year rise of 14.7% to US$61.33 million, according to figures released by the General Department of Customs.
According to the Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP), Vietnam's seafood exports may bounce back in the third and fourth quarters and may hit between US$8.26 billion and US$8.3 billion over the course of the year.
A fraction of movie and TV productions have resumed filming in Los Angeles in the US, where coronavirus cases are rising and access to testing remains a challenge.
Border forces have deployed measures to prevent illegal border crossings and raise awareness about fighting the pandemic.
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